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January 10, 2019
CNN 10 - January 10, 2019
President Donald Trump Presidential Address;
Opposing Party`s Response;
North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Travels to China;
Smart Park Created In Dubai, United Arab Emirates;
Walking Car Shown At Consumer Electronics Show
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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR:
Welcome to CNN 10. Your objective explanation of the day`s news. I`m Carl Azuz.
President Donald Trump Presidential Address
U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border between America and Mexico today on the heels of two primetime addresses given earlier this week. One was from the Republican president, the other was from two leading Democrats in Congress. Both speeches concerned the issues of border security, immigration and the partial shutdown of the U.S. government.
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:
Everyday customs and border patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. We are out of space to hold them and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country. America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation but all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration.
Our southern border`s a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records. Thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those whose illegally entered our country and thousands more lives will be lost if we don`t act right now.
This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. The Federal government remains shutdown for one reason and one reason only, because Democrats will not fund border security. This is a choice between right and wrong.
Opposing Party`s Response
SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI:
Sadly, much of what we heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice. The fact is, President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and wellbeing of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation.
SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER:
The President of the United States having failed to get Mexico to pay for his ineffective, unnecessary border all, and unable to convince the Congress or the American people to foot the bill has shutdown the government. So, how do we untangle this mess? Well there`s an obvious solution, separate the shutdown from arguments over border security. The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty not a 30 foot wall. So our suggestion is a simple one. Mr. President, reopen the government and we can work to resolve our differences over border security.
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It doesn`t look like either side is giving any ground here so the partial government shutdown continues.
10 Second Trivia
Which of these countries shares part of China as eastern border? Thailand, Vietnam, India or North Korea. The only one of these countries located along an eastern border of China is North Korea.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Travels to China
Traveling by train, it takes about 13 hours to get from the Chinese capital of Beijing to the North Korean border and that`s a journey that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un started on Wednesday. He just wrapped up his third trip to Beijing within the past year and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Though a Chinese government spokesman said only that the two leaders were working toward upholding peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
A Chinese government run newspaper says the visit reflects the close relationship between North Korea and China. It also said it hopes this relationship can be accurately understood by South Korea and the U.S. who`ve been rivals of North Korea.
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It used to be said the relationship between China and North Korea was as close as lips and teeth. China has always been North Korea`s staunchest ally since Kim Jong-Un`s grandfather Kim Il-Sung established the totalitarian state back in 1948. It has provided economic life support, ideological backing and support for North Korea on the international stage. In return, communist North Korea has served Beijing as a buffer between China and South Korea saving China from the prospect of U.S. troops on it`s land border.
But the relationship has been fraying since Kim Jong-Un assumed power in 2011. He has repeatedly angered Beijing with nuclear bomb and ballistic missile tests that led to a dangerous potentially military confrontation with the United States. Beijing`s calls for restraint and dialogue were largely ignored by Kim. Indeed some of North Korea`s tests looked like they were deliberately provocative to Beijing but the recent frosty relations are starting to thaw.
Diplomacy is now front and center on the Korean Peninsula. The isolated Kim needs the support of Beijing and reportedly says he`s ready to put denuclearization on the table. His country has been hit hard by international sanctions and with more than 90 percent of North Koreans foreign trade including it`s lifeblood oil going through China. Kim needs their backing. For China, it wants to assert it`s role in any future negotiations on the Korean Peninsula.
Beijing`s bottom line remains denuclearization but it also wants to see Kim`s regime stay intact. The alternative is unthinkable. A collapse North Korea with millions of refugees flooding into the country or a reunified Korea with U.S. influence stretching right up to it`s border.
There`s too much at stake for either side to walk away from each other.
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Smart Park Created In Dubai, United Arab Emirates
With so much of the technology around us becoming smart, which basically means connected to the internet, some folks might view a day in the park as a day spent offline. Not at Al Mamzar Beach Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It`s entry fee now includes all kinds of smart technology and officials plan to extend this to the other major parks in Dubai.
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SAMUEL BURKE, CNN CORRESPONDENT:
Off the coast of Dubai, the city`s newest emergency responder is put through it`s paces. Designed to quickly respond to drowning cases, smart rescue drone contains a raft that automatically inflates when it touches the water. If a swimmer is seen in trouble, the drone is flown with a remote control to the person in need. It`s equipped with a voice communications system that can speak to the victims and guide them on what to do until a lifeguard arrives.
The rescue drone is just one of a number of high tech innovations installed here at Al Mamzar Beach Park. The region`s first smart park right here in Dubai. Developed by the Dubai municipality, the park is brimming with smart technologies designed to attract more visitors providing a new way to modernize public spaces.
The government is looking forward to implement like (inaudible) technologies to move towards smart cities. So having a smart park, this is one - - one of the initiatives that the Dubai municipality is moving towards.
An irrigation system uses smart technologies and sensors that detect the exact amount of water the grass and plants need. It`s already reduced water usage by 25 percent. A solar powered system called the "Smart Oasis" converts humid air into drinkable fresh water. Everyday up to 90 liters of drinking water can be produced. And if your phone runs out of battery or data, solar powered smart benches enable visitors to charge their electronic devices and connect to a wireless internet service.
We`re are enhancing people`s experience for their day in the park like finding solutions for their problem. Smart solutions.
The government says it`s planning on making all parks in the city smart in the next two years to effectively improve the user experience. To reach sustainable technologies and these initiatives, Dubai is revolutionizing the way services are being delivered. In hopes of achieving it`s ambitious plan to become the smartest city in the world. Samuel Burke, CNN.
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10 Out of 10
All cars drive. Some prototypes can fly. What about a car that walks? That`s a concept that a South Korean carmaker showed off at the Consumer Electronic Show. But why? Well let`s say you needed to climb a five foot wall or step over a five foot gap but you wanted to stay in your car. Or maybe more practically, what about getting across rough ground after an earthquake?
That`s why the concept was developed, maybe it will see production, maybe it won`t. Only time will tell if the idea has "legs". True some drivers are well traversed in technology and some may think cars need to be willing and "amble" right out of the gate to "step" out of the "trapsings" of traditional driving and "march" forward in pace with a "promeinade" walking. Others maybe more driven to just drive. I`m Carl Azuz and that`s CNN.
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